The Hotel Doctor post was a rousing success so it’s time for a few doctor songs. Given the times in which we live, these tunes will make house calls because office visits are fraught. I wonder if the hotel doctor would wear a mask? .
When I throw these posts together, it’s usually off the top of my head. I make no pretense to be comprehensive in my selections. In fact, I enjoy having missing songs pointed out to me, especially if I’ve never heard them before. New music is always welcome. Today’s selections are mostly old favorites so I’ve contradicted myself again. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last.
We begin our journey with some country doctor honk from the Rolling Stones.
We move from a Beggar’s Banquet to a feast for one’s eyes. I’m talking about Jackson himself. He remains a sensitive sex symbol after all these years.
I hate the term yacht rock so much that I refuse to capitalize it. It’s vague, meaningless, and a slur on sophisticated bands like Steely Dan. It makes me want to call Doctor Wu to ask if Katy really lied.
I mentioned Doctor Feelgood earlier today. Here’s Aretha with the details.
Next up is one from some hometown heroes with one of their most Little Feat-like songs. It’s followed immediately by a house call from Lowell George and company.
It’s important to get a second opinion. In this case it’s a dissenting one. The last word goes to Humble Pie: